For 10K a Ranger 29 is do-able.. more stable, a bit "cruisier" than the 26 but essentially similar (Mull also). The Ranger 28 is another possibility, more performance but not as well behaved esp in heavier breezes.
In that range, 27ish Cals, Odays, Ericsons, C&Cs etc might all be had in your price range with careful scrutiny.
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